20 Historical Pictures From Around the World You May Not Have Seen

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#1 Zelda Boden, a circus performer, wears her belly dancer costume in 1922.

#2 A traffic officer directs pedestrians crossing the street in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1930.

#3 The top 3 winners of a Miss Perfect Posture contest at a chiropractors convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1956.

#4 Some guys at a beach in California, USA wearing vintage bathing suits goof off for a lady admirer in 1946.

#5 Chilean soldiers burn books after their victorious coup d’état in 1973. The US helped this coup overthrow its president, sending Chile from a free democratic government into a dictatorship. It would take until 1990 for democracy to return to Chile.

#6 Model Pat Ogden at a slenderizing salon enduring the rigors of the Slendo Massager that runs rollers up-and-down to electrically rub away stomach, hips and thighs in 1940.

#7 Club goers attend a rave in East London, England in 1993.

#8 A young man shooting hoops in New Mexico, USA in 1970.

#9Native American Indians from Labrador, Canada sit in a special Human Zoo in Germany in 1880.

Human Zoos existed in Europe and the US throughout the late 1800s, with basically kidnapped people from around the world told to live normally in forced enclosures for paid patrons to watch. It is believed some 35,000 people were forced into these zoos, usually tricked under false pretenses. It was big business. For example, the 1889 World Fair which had 28 million people attend displayed 400 indigenous people from around the world as one of its key major attractions.

#10 2 South Vietnamese soldiers question a suspected Viet Cong women at gunpoint in 1967.

#11 A man shows off his moves, or is about to fall on his face, at a roller disco club in NYC, USA in 1977.

#12 A waiter brings soup to patrons of a small bohemian club known as The Krazy Kat Club in Washington D.C. in 1922. This tiny “club” was actually well hidden, and had been known to ignore prohibition laws.

#13 Another close up of its key table located in a makeshift treehouse.

#14 Russian children enjoy a rare open book fair in Kirov, USSR, in 1962.

#15 A woman goes grocery shopping in Australia in 1950.

#16 3 Japanese Maiko-san ride a special 3 wheel car somewhere in Japan in 1923.

#17 A boxing instructor shows 2 men how to keep their hands up during a sparring class in Ghana in 1962.

#18 A man sits on his scooter during a break from work in Italy in 1984.

#19 People using the Bathing Ghat in Calcutta, India in 1905.

#20People vandalize and flip cars to protest even using them at all during the Bicycle Protests in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1970.

Events like this is what made Amsterdam the bicycle capital of the world, with the majority of the population using bicycles to travel the city .

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